Wednesday, April 25, 2007
'Evil twin' Wi-Fi access points proliferate ... CollabNet acquires SourceForge
News: BenQ to spin off BenQ, change name
News: Orange seeks to deflect E.U. limit on roaming charges
News: 'Evil twin' Wi-Fi access points proliferate
News: Microsoft ups security stance with new labs
Storage Tip: Practicing information-centric security
ITwhirled: Bad idea of the week: Porn at work
Podcast: Beijing court rules against Yahoo China over music ... Apple execs charged over backdating ... Vonage wins permanent injunction
BenQ to spin off BenQ, change name
BenQ Corp. plans to spin off its brand name business, BenQ, and change its corporate identity, it said on Wednesday.
Orange seeks to deflect E.U. limit on roaming charges
French mobile phone operator Orange SA on Wednesday introduced new tariffs for the calls its customers make and receive while traveling abroad. Orange will charge its French customers as little as €0.25 ($0.34) per minute for calls they make or receive in other countries of the E.U., as long as they pay in advance for a block of at least 10 incoming minutes and 10 outgoing minutes, and consume all the prepaid minutes within 31 days.
'Evil twin' Wi-Fi access points proliferate
The next time you splurge on a double latte and sip it while browsing the Internet via the cafe's Wi-Fi, beware of the "evil twin." That's the term for a Wi-Fi access point that appears to be a legitimate one offered on the premises, but actually has been set up by a hacker to eavesdrop on wireless communications among Internet surfers. Unfortunately, experts say there is little consumers can do to protect themselves, but enterprises may be in better shape.
Microsoft ups security stance with new labs
In a move to strengthen its response to security threats, Microsoft Corp. is opening two labs to study the growing amount of malicious software circulating on the Internet, security executives announced Wednesday.
Stanford's Folding@home gets boost from PlayStation 3
Stanford University's Folding@home distributed computing project has seen its capacity more than double in the last month thanks to the addition of idle processor cycles from hundreds of thousands of PlayStation 3 consoles.
CollabNet acquires SourceForge from VA Software
CollabNet Inc. has acquired SourceForge Enterprise Edition (SFEE) from VA Software Corp., adding to its range of collaborative software development tools.
Apple SEC case to be watched closely
Legal and business experts will have a lot to learn from how the case against former Apple Inc. lawyer Nancy Heinen grinds its way through the courts.
Sun Microsystems posts Q3 profit
Sun Microsystems Inc. is continuing its profitable ways, reporting net income of $67 million, or $0.02 a share, on $3.29 billion in revenue in quarterly financial results released Tuesday.
Vonage wins permanent stay in patent case
A U.S. appeals court has granted Vonage Holdings Corp. a permanent stay against a lower court ruling barring it from providing service to new customers.
SEC charges former Apple lawyer
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged former Apple Inc. general counsel Nancy Heinen of fraudulently backdating stock options, the agency said Tuesday.
AT&T doubles profit in first quarter
AT&T Inc. on Tuesday pointed to high wireless revenue for driving the company to a $2.8 billion profit in the first quarter, twice what it earned for the same period last year.
Practicing information-centric security
By David Hill, Mesabi Group
Information-centric security, from a data security perspective, is protecting data at its core. Not only must you prevent the wrong people from getting a key to the data vault, but you must also know how to prevent those who have a key from misusing the data.
Here's what you need to know.
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Bad idea of the week: Porn at work
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